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Guitarist and composer Marc Ribot has been called “a master of introverted ironies” by The Village Voice and “a fount of pithy commentary” by The New York Times. Citing everything from Haitian classical music to Jimi Hendrix as influences, Ribot has been featured on albums by Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, T-Bone Burnett, The Black Keys and Alison Krauss. His solo projects have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and other major symphonies. Ribot grew up in suburban New Jersey, where he performed in several garage bands, before moving to New York City in 1978 to perform with the Realtones and John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. He also worked as a sideman with performers such as Chuck Berry, Carla Thomas, Wilson Pickett and Brother Jack McDuff. His latest album, Silent Movies, pays homage to the film score. Ribot, who performed on the scores for Everything Is Illuminated, The Departed and The Killing Zone, plays 13 original solo compositions on Silent Movies, including several unreleased movie tracks and some scores he created for films which exist only in his imagination. MORE

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